Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween candy sales up this year

Americans will spend a record $2.3 billion dollars in Halloween candy this year according to the National Confectioners Association. 

Even with all the anti-sugar campaigns candy sales are expected to increase this Halloween season, with 96 percent of U.S. consumers planning to buy, a 0.5 percent increase compared with 2011, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

The average consumer is anticipated to spend $24.25, an increase of $2.20 per person compared with spending during the previous Halloween, the federation reports. Overall, candy sales are expected to reach some $2.3 billion for the holiday.

In addition, a record 170 million people are expected to celebrate in some way this year and total spending for the holiday is projected to reach $8 billion. The NRF says spending is growing in every category for Halloween, which it attributes to increases in adult participation.

The NRF, says: “In recent years we’ve seen adults taking this holiday to a new level, everything from attending haunted houses to planning to trick or treat. That is something we’ve watched grow during the past few years.”

Our advice?

Don't be bullied by the candy buy back people.
Keep and eat all the candy you collect, you worked for it, it's yours.